The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Fri Sep 8, 2017
CHARLOTTE, Mich. - Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. will feature its new heavy-duty, Class A diesel chassis—an Entegra Cornerstone K3 605—at the Hershey RV Show, located at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, from Sept. 13-17. The chassis will be wrapped in the stars and stripes of the American flag, underscoring Spartan's American ownership and the company's pride in the excellence of its skilled workforce.
Showcased in booth 204, the 45-foot Entegra Cornerstone rides on Spartan's K3 605 chassis and features a Cummins X15 605 horsepower diesel engine, an Allison Transmission 4000 MH 6-speed electronic transmission, a 20,000-pound independent front suspension and a massive 20,000-pound towing capacity. The K3 is the heavy-duty chassis of choice for luxury type A diesel motorhomes, including the Newmar King Aire, Newmar Essex, Newmar London Aire and Newmar Mountain Aire.
"The K3 605 represents Spartan's commitment to excellence in manufacturing, and the Hershey RV show is the perfect place to showcase this impressive build," Spartan Motors President and CEO Daryl Adams says. “This chassis brings together exceptional functionality, maneuverability, reliability and industry-leading safety technologies that make driving an Entegra Cornerstone a remarkable experience. The crowd at Hershey, in particular, will understand and appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into this particular chassis design."
In addition to the chassis display, Spartan will have a sales and support team on-hand to answer questions about its new chassis systems and its original equipment manufacturer model partners.